Snow on the first day of March and settling in a sparkling white blanket! Luckily my studio is at the bottom of the garden, so not far to go to work.
Along with Jason Nosworthy I am preparing for our joint exhibition upstairs in the Wells Museum with the Preview on Tuesday 13th March 6.30-9pm. We will be exhibiting local landscapes including one of my small favourites ‘The Visitors’. We both have a love of landscape and colour, hence our exhibition ‘Colourscape’ which runs from 14th – 24th March excluding Sundays.
Currently I am working on the last of 4 paintings for the Artists 303 group exhibition ‘Route to the Sun’ at ACEarts in Somerton, 17th March – 14th April. The Preview is on Friday 16th March 6-8pm.
This is the packhorse bridge in Bruton which used to be known as Bow Bridge – it is one of 16 remaining single span packhorse bridges in Britain. I liked the idea of journeys along old routes near to the A303 so have found some packhorse and other ancient bridges as subjects.
Courses & Workshops
From mid April I will be running two courses in Oil Pastels at Trowbridge Town Hall on Thursdays and Fridays – see link for more info. And from June a course on the Nuts & Bolts of Colour at the new Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge, which will be open from the beginning of May to coincide with the start of the Cloth Road Arts Week. Then planning some one-day workshops for August at the Court Street Gallery too.
Meanwhile, I am running workshops for art groups in Warminster, Silton (near Wincanton) and Wareham during the Spring. Plus helping with the running of the Frome Open Studios in July. Somehow I will find time to paint for the Cloth Road Arts Week and the exhibition in May at the East Lambrook Manor Gardens Gallery with Jason Nosworthy.